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1970 Tennessee Volunteers football
Sugar Bowl Champions
1971 Sugar Bowl, W 34–13 vs. Air Force
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1970 record11–1 (4–1 SEC)
Head coachBill Battle
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 LSU 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4/4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10/9 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1970 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1970 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bill Battle, in his first year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1 overall, 4–1 in the SEC) and a victory over Air Force in the 1971 Sugar Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19* SMU Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 28–3   54,158
September 26 Auburn #17 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL L 23–36   65,306
October 3* Army Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 48–3   59,817
October 10* at #13 Georgia Tech #20 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 17–6   59,624
October 17 Alabama #14 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 24–0   64,947
October 24 Florida #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ABC W 38–7   64,069
October 31* Wake Forest #9 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 41–7   26,381
November 7* at South Carolina #8 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 20–18   42,788
November 21† Kentucky #8 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) W 45–0   63,452
November 28 Vanderbilt #7 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–6   33,850
December 5* UCLA #5 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 28–17   63,242
January 1, 1971 vs. #11 Air Force #4 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (1971 Sugar Bowl) ABC W 34–13   78,655
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Lester McClain Wide Receiver 9 220 Chicago Bears
Bobby Scott Quarterback 14 340 New Orleans Saints
Chip Kell Center 17 429 San Diego Chargers

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 124
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1971 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1971/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

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